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Rossi strikes back after Friday´s crash to take pole position

Rossi strikes back after Friday´s crash to take pole position

Rossi strikes back after Friday´s crash to take pole position

Valentino Rossi has fully recovered after crashing heavily during yesterday´s first MotoGP practice session and managed to clinch his 7th consecutive pole of the season in what was a thrilling qualifying session. Rossi took the fourth position on minute 11, but Alex Barros, fastest rider on Friday, has remained at the top of timesheet until the late stages of the session.

Biaggi walked unhurt from a crash, while Hopkins, Harada and McWilliams were also providing great action to the spectators before Rossi and Checa last attempt. The Spaniard took the lead, but it wasn´t enough to prevent Rossi from snatching the pole position by only 88 milliseconds. Barros tried to improve on his last lap, but heavy traffic meant he will have to start from the fourth place of the grid.

Japanese rider Tetsuya Harada has been the surprise of the session, by posting the third fastest lap ahead of Barros. Biaggi heads the second row, followed by Hopkins, McWilliams and Roberts. Spaniard rider Pere Riba wasn´t able to take part in this session, as he suffered a tibia injury after crashing during the second free practice session this morning.

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MotoGP, 2002, Cinzano British Grand Prix

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